1) Is there general restraint of political and cultural expression and freedom of movement of Hungarians in Czechoslovakia? 2) Have Hungarian schools been closed? 3) Are Hungarians persecuted? 4) Do Czechoslovak police prosecute Hungarians for speaking Hungarian? [CSK6441]

The two Radio Free Europe articles which are attached give the most up-to-date information on the demands of the Hungarian minority in Slovakia (11 percent of the population) and the response of the Czechoslovak government. They also report, to some extent, on the discrimination which ethnic Hungarians claim still exists. According to the more recent report, "the Hungarian minority is now able to revitalize its few existing associations, set up new cultural and political organizations, and seek cooperation with Slovak democratic groups in order to improve its situation." (1 June, p. 21)
Edith Oltay, "Hungarian Minority In Slovakia Sets Up Independent Organizations", RFE/RL Report on Eastern Europe, , Vol. 1, No. 11, 16 March 1990.
Edith Oltay, "Hungarians in Slovakia Organize to Press for Ethnic Rights", RFE/RL Report on Eastern Europe, , Vol. 1, No. 22, 1 JUne 1990.